Men’s Tennis Falls to Davidson, Brown


The Rams look to rediscover their initial success as the season begins. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Men’s Tennis started off the 2020 spring season with positive momentum after defeating Bucknell in its first team match of the year.

That momentum came to a screeching halt this past weekend, as the Rams dropped two matches to Davidson College and Brown University.

The weekend started with Saturday’s match against Davidson, where the Rams got off to a slow start and never recovered. The doubles combinations of junior Max Green and sophomore Jofre Segarra and senior Finn Kemper and junior Alex Makatsaria fell in straight sets, and the third doubles tandem of junior Lutwin de Macar and senior Fabian Mauritzson retired from the match due to injury. Things didn’t get much better from there; Kemper was the lone Ram to win his singles match, doing so over Davidson’s William Clark. However, the end result of the day’s events was a blowout loss for Fordham, and the team needed to regroup quickly against a talented Brown team on Sunday.

Unfortunately for Fordham, Sunday’s match went even worse.

Fordham was unable to win even one of its individual or doubles matches on Sunday, falling to the host Bears by a final tally of 7-0. All three of Fordham’s doubles teams once again faltered with Mauritzson and de Macar again being unable to finish. Fordham was also far less competitive in the singles matches, losing each one in straight sets despite some impressive rallies to make the sets close.

Fordham is 1-2 after this weekend’s defeats. The Rams will take on Fairfield in an early-season road test at 6 p.m. on Saturday. It is not that Fordham fell down this weekend that counts, it is how the Rams will respond.